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Kanchipuram MaNavALa mAmunigaL sannadhi renovation

From: Thirumalai Anandanpillai (
Date: Thu Aug 13 1998 - 14:03:49 PDT

Dear BhagavathAs,

The following is an appeal for funds for the renovation
of Sri. MaNavALa mAmunigaL sannadhi in VaradarAjar temple
at Kanchipuram.

Recently, Sri.T.V. Venkat and myself got a message from
bhAgavathAs @ Kanchipuram regarding the renovation of the
sannadhi. This sannadhi is probably one of the oldest
maNavALA mAmunigaL sannadhis in the world - Not only that,
this is located in the VaradarAjar temple in Kanchipuram. It
is here that all the azhagiya maNavALa jIyars performed
kainkaryam to our beloved AchAryan and VaradarAjan.
To this day, maNavALa mAmunigaL in this sannadhi is showering
AchArya krupa on all of us. This is the sannadhi, where
during the maNavALa mAmunigaL sAtrumurai every year (the 10
days leading to aiyppasi mUlam and the mUlam day), hundreds of
bhAgavathAs, and numerous contemporary AchAryAs congregate to
pay their respects and show their affection towards this
kindest AchAryan.

The detailed estimates for the different renovation
activities are as follows (all amounts in Indian Rupees).

1)Old front mandapam  - 1,56,000
2) Outer support wall for entire temple - 2,04,000
3) Flooring, re-Laying the front mandapam - 1,42,000
4)Electrification - 75,000
5) Weathering course for new mandapam - 56,000
6) Weathering course for old mandapam - 46,000
7) Reconditioning madapalli - 56,000
8) Wood work - 42,000
9) Painting - 30,000

Total comes around 8,07,000 + Others = 9,00,000.

Part of the 9,00,000 Rs. (approx. 22500$) has been collected
in India and the work is proceeding.

It would be of great help to the bhAgavathAs who are doing
in this kainkaryam if we can contribute as much as possible
towards renovating the sannadhi. AdiyEn thinks $3000 is not an
an unreasonable goal for this. AdiyEn requests all bhAgavathAs to
participate in this kainkaryam.

The samprOkshaNam of the new sannadhi is going to take place
on Aug. 26. Obviously, we do not have a lot of time.
Tax deductible Contributions can be made out to
8330 E Quincy Avenue # I-112
Denver, CO 80237

Alternatively, bhAgavathAs can make committments, and adiyEn will,
in the interests of time, contribute the equivalent to Thondarkulam
so that we can send our contributions to Kanchipuram as soon as

AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam.
AdiyEn madhurakavi dAsan,
Thirumalai Anandanpillai Varadhan